Physiologic Causes

Pregnancy

Stress (including exercise and hypoglycemia)

Breast stimulation

Breast-feeding

Coitus

Sleep

Meal

Increased Prolactin Production Ovarian: polycystic ovarian syndrome Oophorectomy (removal of an ovary) Pituitary tumors: Adenomas

Microprolactinoma (less than 10 mm diameter) Macroprolactinoma (greater than or equal to 10 mm diameter) Hypothalamic stalk interruption (prevent dopamine from reaching the pituitary) Hypophysitis (inflammation) Ectopic tumors

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